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  2. Clutch cable snapped yesterday and has been replaced (fun job, right?). Could be irrelevant however I'm now noticing a hard brake pedal when coasting in neutral. Absolutely fine when in gear. Brake fluid is fine suggesting a vacuum issue but why only when in neutral? I've had a very quick look over the vacuum line and there doesn't appear to be any damage.
  3. GTI Engine Emblem Restored!

    Hi fellow Lupists, Just changed the cracking crappy GTI emblem on the engine cover of a 2005 Lupo GTI, using a genuine VW boot emblem, which is a perfect fit! The alternative was spending over £300 on a new cover :o( My grateful thanks to Rich for his advice, which was golden!... Just to note I cut the old emblem off with dental floss to avoid scratches in the plastic from a scraper (good tip for general body emblems too!). I then removed the residue with "Label Remover" (CPC) and polished the black part of the cover with first paint restorer and then polish. I removed the silicon residue from the polish with mentholated spirits before attaching the self adhesive badge and then used dash restorer to seal the whole cover. I have to say, it looks like new (Picture attached). Oh, I have a spare original GTI Emblem if anyone has a similar problem? PM me and I'll send it to you gratis... As always thanks for being there!
  4. Lupo GTI Instrument sounder

    Hi Rich and hoddlewaddle, Many thanks for the replies. First off hoddlewaddle, been able to show it is not the (crappy designed) drivers door switch but thanks for suggesting! Hi Rich, how DO you know :O) And yes please to the challenge of making the change, very happy to pay postage if you let me know preferred method. Happy to be contacted off line if you prefer? Out of interest, will the Lupo take the Polo 6N2 door switch system without radical modification? Look out for the "Engine cover" topic coming today :O)
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  6. CJ1's Red 1.4 TDI Sport

    Good work, this reminds me I really need to get off my bum and get on with mine. Red one still marooned in garage with no engine or box in it, black one i'm driving and MOT due soon. Was planning on getting red one on the road and driving it then getting black one finally sorted out, but being an olympic level procrastinator plans and results dont often match up.
  7. Audi R8 Oil Cap?

    Haha, thanks for the reply anyway Rich mate
  8. CJ1's Red 1.4 TDI Sport

    4 new tyres New suspension arms New ball joints New tie rod ends New drivers door lock Window regulator repaired New front springs / struts New ARB Drop links Replacement rear bumper - needs painting but is in much better condition than the original. It's getting there.... Slowly, but surely! Going to book the MOT soon
  9. ~ 10kg a door. That's 3 stone gone!
  10. New member needs help

    Ahhh I remember this one well. Knock on the speedo unit, as aggressive as you like. With the car turned off, you'll see the needle coming back down to earth!
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  12. a club lupo member has a laser cutter...

    Really like the look of these 👍 I think if you polished the whole key ring it would look beautiful. Defiantly think you should keep moving forward with this!
  13. Noisy power steering

    I’d imagine so.
  14. Noisy power steering

    are the pumps the same for every Lupo model
  15. Wait there is some news about the Up! GT

    Interesting update appeared on one of my local dealers facebook page. Apparently they are getting one in December. Here is there page. https://www.facebook.com/EuroCanterbury/
  16. Wanted Lupe GTI seats

    Hit me up Lupo GTI seats
  17. Noisy power steering

    Take the belt off? Although I would say just change the pump, grease won’t last 5 minutes.
  18. Lupo GTI Instrument sounder

    my buzzer for lights only works off the passenger side on both lupos. the 6n2 door switch system is so much better
  19. Lupo GTI Instrument sounder

    Check the door switch first - marginally easier to change if faulty...
  20. Noisy power steering

    I'll try and spray some white grease in there but its tight and I don't want it on the belt
  21. Lupo GTI Boot Tools

    Hammer is all you need, shirley?
  22. Lupo GTI Boot Tools

    hook (built into the car) screwdriver and spanner. also the cap removal tool and the locking nut. if you want a set, send me a pm and i will happily arrange something.
  23. Lupo GTI Instrument sounder

    yes, you can remove it (ask how i know) so you can reinstall it. i have some spare clocks which i have raided the less from if you fancy the challenge?
  24. Noisy power steering

    did you spray it with a lubricant for when the wd evaporates?
  25. Lupo GTI Boot Tools

    Hi Lupists, I have a 2005 GTI which I am restoring to factory spec. That's the no spare wheel version. Under the boot mat there is a foam carrier (photo attached) which indicates at least three tools. Please can I ask 1) what the tools should be, and 2) if anyone is currently breaking, can you help fill the spaces (For a price of course ;O) Thanks for your help!
  26. Lupo GTI Instrument sounder

    Dear Rich and Chris M, Thanks, yes I can confirm the sounder is on the back of the instrument cluster, same as the Polo at that time apparently. I have been able to rule out the (often naff) door switch as apparently the same contacts are used to set the security alarm and interior light which both work fine, but thanks for the tip! I guess the burning question is whether the sounder in this age of car is able to be separated from the instrument. Certainly you can't in new cars, and certainly you could in some older ones... It's just where the Lupo sits in the generation of the technology. Please may I ask, has someone achieved this? If not I'll take a punt on a Lupo or Polo 6N/6KV instrument, and give a go. Are there any out spares out there?
  27. Noisy power steering

    All I've done is check the fluid level, fine, spayed a lot of wd40 onto the wheel and it has quietened down somewhat but at 167k on the clock I don't expect it to last much longer so I'll seek out a replacement, thanks everyone
  28. Audi R8 Oil Cap?

    Ainsley will too busy with being a fanny laughing away at his own jokes.
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